Course Syllabus
Course Name US Criminal Law
Category American Law (Cultural Competence)
No. of Credit 1
Number of Classes 8
Professor Toshiya Kato

Professor Profile:
Graduated from Northern California University School of Law (JD) in 2002.
Worked for 20 years at Mitsubishi Heavy Industry after graduated from a university in Japan. Worked at Accenture( Japan) as Contract Management Manager since 2005. Involved in distance education and training at Babel University Professional School of Translation since 2005.
Course Summary Lecture US criminal law in Japanese language.
How this course was developed From 2004 to 2006, BABEL University Professional School of Translation developed 30 courses on U.S. laws to help the students who majored in International Paralegal and Legal Translation, to build background knowledge on their major. This course is one of them. The course was established in 2005 and updated in 2007.
Course Objectives Students acquire comprehensive knowledge of the US criminal law.
Learning Outcome Students who have successfully completed this course will have a comprehensive knowledge of US criminal law in both Japanese and English.
Prerequisite Japanese Law Courses
Course Progression (1) Study basic learning materials and listen to audio lectures
(2) Submit homework assignments as per the class instruction booklet
(3) Take part in interactive classes using audio lectures, Q&A, electronic message boards, etc. with professors
Course Length Standard* 2 months (can be completed in a minimum of 1 months or a maximum of 4 months)
Estimated Hours of Study Reading course guide and course material, listening to audio lecture: 1.5hrs
Completing assignments should take 3 hours or more.
The entire course should take 32 hours or more to complete.
(Course Text etc.)
US Criminal Law (Babel Original Text)
*Authored originally for this course. Copyrighted by Babel University Professional School of Translation.
Course Outline
There will be 8 lectures as below.
The class instruction booklet (study guide) will provide students with (l) the objectives of the class, (2) an explanation of the learning materials, and (3) instruction in how to go about studying the materials.
Students will (l) read the text to acquire knowledge of the content of the class, (2) listen to the professor's audio lecture to deepen their understanding of the content, and (3) verify their understanding by completing exercises, and submit their answers to the exercises.

 Lecture Course Title
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 Crimes Against Person
Lecture 3 Crimes against Property
Lecture 4 Crimes against Order
Lecture 5 Classification of Crime and
General Principle of Criminal Responsibility
Lecture 6 Essential Elements of Crime
Lecture 7 Defenses to Criminal Liability
Lecture 8 Inchoate Crime
Grade Evaluation and Course Requirement Grade will be based on total scores from the following:

*Assignment Submission --- 8
After you have studied each lecture, you will need to submit the assignment within two weeks.

Grading Procedure: Evaluate submitted reports in five-grade system.
Grade Score
A 85 - 100
B 70 - 84
C 60 - 69
D 50 - 59
F 49 and under
Submission paperss will be returned with the evaluation sheet, which states evaluation marking and comments as well as corrections with rubrics.

*Minimum Course Requirement: B or above

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